Photo of the Day: Monte Carlo Casino

Monaco

A must-see while you are in Monte Carlo.

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One Day in Cannes, France

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Cannes is a city located in the French Riviera and is a short train ride away from Nice.  The city is well-known for being the host of the annual Cannes Film Festival, which previews new films and documentaries from around the world.  Cannes also attracts thousands of tourists every year who come for its famous beaches, seafront hotels and exclusive designer boutiques.

Start your visit to Cannes by strolling down the popular La Croisette; a seafront prominade where some of the most famous hotels in the French Riviera are located.  This is also an ideal place to sit down at a café and people-watch.  At the end of La Croisette, you will find the Palais des Festivals, which is where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year.

If your plan is to relax at one of the private beaches, be sure to make a reservation in advance as they tend to book fairly quickly, especially during the summer months.  If not there are some free public beaches that you can visit as well.  However, keep in mind that these beaches can become very crowded if you are in Cannes during the peak summer season.

At night, visit one of the outdoor restaurants located in the old town on the hill of Rue Le Suquet.  Le Suquet is a cobbled street located just off the main drag by the old harbor “Le Vieux Port”.  Walk up the winding streets up the hill while admiring the great views of the bay.

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Photo of the Day: Nice

Nice_FrancePicture taken in Nice, France.  For a full day itinerary for visiting Nice, click here.

Photo of the Day: Notre-Dame de Reims

Notre_Dame_de_ReimsPicture taken inside Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Reims), a Roman Catholic cathedral and major tourist attraction in the Champagne region.  Located in Reims, France.

Photo of the Day: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

Louvre_ParisPicture of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, a triumphal arch in Paris, France.

Photo of the Day: Cannes

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Picture of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes.  This is where the famous Cannes Film Festival takes place.

One Week in Paris – Suggested Itinerary, Day 2

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Inside of luxurious shopping center – Galerie Lafayette

The Grand Boulevards

No trip to Paris will be complete without doing some serious shopping.  The Grand Boulevards are where all the major department stores (grand magasins) are located in Paris, including Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps.  Paris opera house, Opéra Garnier, is also located in The Grand Boulevards.

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